Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller

God bless you brother. You are a true hero. It is a sad loss of a hero. May the guilty scumbag who took your life be punished in our life, and in the next one.

We Russian Rapid Deployment Officers are with you brother!


OMSN (Russian Internal Affairs)

October 11, 2005

Saw your video. HERO's are FOREVER! You are truly a HERO!!!! The heavens above got you way too early. Rest in Peace!


October 10, 2005

You are a brave hero. May you rest in peace my friend...

Officer Justin M. Cripe
Evergreen State College Police Department

October 9, 2005

Brother, I saw your video and it tore me up. I wish the outcome would have been different and you would have overcome. May you rest in peace.
To your family I say Kyle gave everything on that roadway. He did not want to hurt the man and afforded him every possible opportunity to surrender peacefully. That individual took advantage of Kyle and using his veteran experiance ended this young man's life. Kyle was a peace maker and continues to serve on the roadways of heaven. This is not the end and you will see him again. May God keep you and give you the blessed assurance that one day you will all be together.
God Bless each and everyone of you, Peace.

Sergeant Richard Gonzalez
Dover Police Department New Jersey

October 8, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 8, 2005

I saw the video…

22 years young, pregnant wife and 22 month old daughter…truly sad!!
May he rest in peace and God watch over his family.


October 7, 2005

I always thought there were 2 officers in the cars at all time, it might have discouraged the nut from drawing a gun. This isnt the first or the last time it happened after all.

Also the death sentences today are way to humane in cases like these, my thoughts tend to wander of to the medieval times.

Henrik Orvheden, Sweden

October 7, 2005

God bless all our brave fallen heros.

Major, USAF (Ret.)

October 6, 2005

It's times like this that it sucks to be an atheist. Damn it all, Deputy Dinkheller was killed for no reason by some nutjob. What a disgrace to our society. People who are murdered this young usually expect it or are in a line of work where murder is common. Kyle wanted to go home and eat dinner with his family.

Jesus, it makes you wonder... what happened in vietnam that could make somebody so insane?

Joseph Brown

October 6, 2005

After seeing this video I was saddened, I remember being soley on the side of the average person and not beleiving in police using force...After seeing this video, I see why things need to be done the way they are, and I thank kyle Dinkheller for showing the world that police have restraint and suffer through more then any other human beings on the planet. If there could be more men out there like Mr. Dinkheller we would be much better off.

Philip Venninckx

October 6, 2005

When it comes to this when your doing your job, they are bad times.

My thoughts are with you.


October 6, 2005

I watched a video of the incedent. I am proud of his actions and he did what he could. It is very unfortunate that backup was not able to reach him in time. I had hoped while watching the video that he had survived. But sadly he did not. I will remember Deputy Dinkheller for a long time.

October 5, 2005

this is just awful what happned.. i may not be a police officer you can see but i now understand why cops sometimes act so drastic... my hat goes off to all police officers..

officer rick james

October 5, 2005

I am here because I saw the video of this officer's death. In a way, a wish I had never seen the video as it has caused me pain and saddness. But ultimately I am glad that I did see it because it brings to horrorifying life the personal risk that police officers face every day of their lives. And all for what. To serve and protect us the general public. What a brave man Deputy Dinkheller must have been. The pain that his family has felt and probably still feels is tragic, but it must be tempered by the fact that he was a hero. God Bless Deputy Dinkheller and his family. And a special thank you to all who wear the uniform and are making this crazy world so very safe.

God Bless


October 5, 2005

God Bless you.

Nassau County, NY

October 2, 2005

To the son of Deputy Dinkheller, Make your father proud by being the best man and father you can be!

To his beautiful daughter raise your children to know what a hero their grandfather was and be proud of the man your daddy is!

To his wife, I am so terriblily sorry for the sacrifice you have been forced to endure. Your husbands sacrifice will never be forgotten and you will forever be in my prayers!

Deputy Dinkheller, your bravery and sacrifice has forever changed my life! You sir will forever be in my heart as a hero!

A Saddened Heart
A Friend to Law Enforcement

October 2, 2005

rest in peace kyle
your video is so powerfull

im not a police officer or anything.. but your video will never leave my thoughts.

Dean Gosling
Sheffield, England

October 1, 2005

May he and his family exist in peace.


September 30, 2005

God Bless. I hope this never happenes again.


September 30, 2005

I viewed the murderous event that was captured with your squad car's camera and your untimely death has greatly affected my life. It has always been my aspiration to serve and protect since I can remember and as I watch you pull over this man for speeding to not only protect the lives of other innocent people that day, but to stop him from hurting himself by driving at speeds close to 100 mph; your life was ended? I can't even put into words how I felt inside as I was watching the video. I wanted to help you and I wondered what on earth the passenger of that truck was doing?

May God's grace shine down on your children and wife.

May God's peace permeate your Mother and Father.

May God's love manifest in the lives of those who have viewed your tape and viewed your reflections here in your memorial.

Faith Hope and Love...and the greatest of these is love. (Apostle Paul)

No greater love does a man have than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (Jesus The Christ)

U.S. Customs And Border Protection

September 29, 2005

Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller, sir, please now rest in peace, you are a hero and always will be, from wherever you are many many are thinking of you, you died doing the job you love im so sorry for your close family, may the parasite vermin scum lowlife friendless evil twisted perverted bacteria pondlife who did this to you rot for all eternity in agonising pain, not only himself but also his nearest and dearest also, as its their fault for ever spawning such vile scum into the world, god bless you sir, rest now in peace and gods love to your family.


September 29, 2005

Deputy Kyle Wayne Dinkheller made the ultimate sacrifice... his unfortunate experience will serve to remind officers like myself to stay on their toes and always expect the unexpected. May God bless Deputy Dinkheller and his family... and may He damn the bastard who took his life.

Patrolman/Field Training Officer
City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

September 29, 2005

Rest in Peace officer.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Mark Hills - England

Mark Hills

September 28, 2005

I have just watched the video, and i'm appauled. my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. It doesnt matter what war you have fought in, you will never have an excuse to take someones life.

Rest in Peace officer Dinkheller,

Mark Hills

September 28, 2005

I saw this video a couple days ago and it keeps running through my head over and over again. It sickens my soul to see a human being suffer the way Deputy Dinkheller did. Godbless his soul, his kids, his wife and all of his family. He died doing what he loved, to protect and serve. Evil cut that job short. But you will be remembered.

Brandon B.

September 28, 2005

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